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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Bake

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Bake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6

This tangy, creamy ham and Swiss pasta casserole couldn’t be easier. Dijon mustard adds a subtle kick to the recipe (your kids will never know). MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 20, 2016

Ingredients

8
oz bow-tie pasta, cooked (from 16-oz box)
1
cup diced cooked ham
1
cup diced cooked chicken
2
cups chopped fresh spinach
1
jar (15 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
1/4
cup water
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
2
cups shredded Swiss cheese (8 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix all ingredients until well mixed. Spoon evenly into baking dish. Cover with foil.
  • 3
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted OR freeze and bake later as directed in step 4. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.
  • 4
    If making ahead to bake at a later date: Wrap foil-covered baking dish in double layer of plastic wrap; label and freeze up to 3 months. To thaw and bake: Thaw overnight or until completely thawed in refrigerator. Remove plastic. Cover with foil. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until center is hot (165°F) and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • You can use any cheese you like for this -- Swiss is the classic choice, but Monterey Jack would also be great!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
58%
Saturated Fat
22g
109%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
140mg
46%
Sodium
790mg
33%
Potassium
330mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
2g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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